We are now into our second week of a new month already nearly half a year gone…A few months of sadness and grief for many but for all of us unprecedented times and restrictions which many of us haven’t experienced in our lifetimes…Curfews, working from home, only going out when necessary… obviously different restrictions wherever you hail from…some more stringent than others…Not much has been relaxed here a few internal flights but I went out briefly today…shopping and nothing has been lifted in the shops…Everyone is wearing face masks and some full-face masks..screens are in place for cashiers…no buses just tuk-tuks with the hand cleanser bottles taped to either side…in fact, it seems more screens are in place even in the small coffee shops there are screens across the middle of the tables…
However, we still need to be vigilant and carrying on with our recycling and waste less in the home projects…anything we can…
It also gladdens my heart how people who can..do…They are sewing masks and doing shopping the community spirit seems to be holding fast around the world…
It’s not just 104-year olds who are doing their bit for the community…Who has a bored teen? and don’t they get bored quickly? This young lady found an outlet for her boredom.
How cool is that?
Meanwhile, we have all heard how the health of coral reefs is in decline…The good news is Florida scientists have just made history by becoming the first in the world to reproduce ridged cactus coral in human care.
Researchers from The Florida Aquarium are particularly excited about the discovery because it will one day be able to help conservationists restore “America’s Great Barrier Reef”—which is the third-largest reef in the world.
Florida Aquarium coral biologists noted that the larvae of the ridged cactus coral were the largest that they have ever seen and are working to document the entire process.
I am always being amazed by the inventiveness of some…I love mushrooms any which way…This young lady found a use for funghi…she grew’ her own canoe out of mushroom has proven that the fungus is much more than just a dinner ingredient.
It seems like Covid-19 requirements for PPE(facemasks) go hand in hand with recycling ocean plastic…How cool is that?…
With face masks being in such high demand amongst the novel coronavirus outbreaks, one company has taken a more eco-friendly approach to supply the public with protective masks.
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) has partnered with sustainable sportswear company Rash’r to make face masks out of plastic pollution that has been salvaged from the ocean.
Trees...we all know how important trees are to our future…We also know that many people around the world have been laid off because of quarantine rules…However
the Pakistani government has found a way to provide jobs to their citizens while also reforesting the nation.
According to Reuters, Pakistan has created more than 63,000 jobs for unemployed day labourers by relaunching the nation’s ambitious 10 Billion Tree Tsunami campaign.
Even though we are in trying times and often very sad times there are lots of changes for the good and we are becoming more aware…I know I am… as to how quickly this world is repairing itself…
My hope for the future is a cleaner world… I do want to see communities, and caring for your neighbour becoming the new norm…WORKING TOGETHER INSTEAD OF WORKING AGAINST EACH OTHER…
Thank you for reading be well and stay safe xxx
About Carol Taylor: Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.
I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.
Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.
Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!
Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all stay safe and healthy xx